Filson Food: Dungeness Crab Cakes
If you have only ever eaten crab cakes at a restaurant, then you have not had amazing crab cakes. It’s a bold statement, so allow me to explain. Crabmeat is very expensive and making an order of crab cakes big enough to impress a customer makes for very expensive crab cakes that are a tough sell. To get around this, most restaurants will use less desirable crab meat or add filler. More often than not, restaurants will add breadcrumbs to the crab mix to make it easier to handle in service. No doubt some restaurants make great crab cakes … but if you want amazing crab cakes, filled with only the best crab and so juicy they almost fall apart when you cook them, you need to make your own. If you can find live crab and don’t mind the extra effort of picking all the meat, it is a great way to go. If you don’t have access to fresh crab, you can find frozen picked meat at a seafood store.